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Adelaide Voyages to Australia

The ‘ADELAIDE’ was built 1832 in Calcutta. Wood ship of 640 Tons.

1849 voyage: Departed London 17 Aug 1849. The convicted persons were then known as ‘Exiles’ because they had served part of their sentence in England and providing they were of good conduct were to be given a ‘Ticket of Leave’ or Conditional Pardon upon arrival in Australia. The ‘Adelaide’ arrived at Hobart, VDL on 29 Nov 1849 and disembarked 40 men. The ship then sailed to Port Phillip, Victoria but was refused entry and so sailed on to Port Jackson, New South Wales arriving there 24 Dec 1849.

1855 voyage: departed Portland, England on 19 April 1855, arriving Fremantle, Western Australia on 18 July 1855. 260 convicts, 1 death. The ship also carried 30 Pensioner Guards and their families.

  • Adelaide

    Sailed on 8th August, 1849

    Arrived 29th November, 1849 at Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip
    Average sentence: 8 Years | Life sentences: 11 | Passengers: 304
  • Adelaide

    Sailed on 16th April, 1855

    Arrived 18th July, 1855 at Western Australia
    Average sentence: 14 Years | Life sentences: 62 | Passengers: 261
  • Adelaide

    Sailed on 13th May, 1863

    Arrived (estimated) 13th January, 1864 at Gibraltar
    Average sentence: 6 Years | Life sentences: 1 | Passengers: 211